Cultural Center of the Philippines

with the support of The Japan Foundation, Manila



January 27, 2018 | 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM

January 28, 2018 | 3:00 PM

Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater)



From the world-renowned Theater Company RINKOGUN comes a humorous play about the trials and errors of Thai, Filipino, and Japanese people who share their countries with one another. In this production, a young man is investigating the actual conditions of ‘Retire-men’, or Japanese people who move to Southeast Asian countries. What lies behind their seemingly carefree and peaceful second lives? Then there are the people who struggle to accept “Retire-men”, and the harsh realities facing those who cross borders to find employment. Can we all acknowledge our differences and live together?



Playwright: Yayoi Shimizu

Directors: Yoji Sakate & Nikorn Sae Tang

Translators: Keiko Tsuneda, Mayumi Chinda & Miho Sentoku

Cast: Mailes Kanapi

Narumol Thammapruksa

Marj Lorico

Nikorn Sae Tang

Tenshi Kamogawa

Kenjiro Kawanaka

Tsunekazu Inokuma

Maiko Hio

Naofumi Takeyama

Shoko Munakata

Yuka Tanaka



400x400Theater Company RINKOGUN, founded by Japanese playwright and director Yoji Sakate in 1982, has created an estimable body of original work that grapples with a wide variety of social and political issues in both modern Japan and the world at large.


The company's dramaturgy encompasses a range of controversial and, at times, taboo topics. Through it's relentless focus on current events, RINKOGUN brings its audience a keen awareness of important social issues facing Japan and the international community.


In addition, RINKOGUN has developed over the last 32 years a unique performance style though it's regular use of the intimate black-box stage. In this laboratory-like setting, the company has experimented with combining Noh, Butoh, recorded music, film, video, fine arts, contemporary poetry, classical drama.


As a result, the company consistently receives popular attention and critical praise as one of the most prolific and political theatre groups in Japan.


The works of RINKOGUN have also been acclaimed internationally.



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Regular: P500

Student: P350

Discount: 20% Discount for Senior Citizens, PWD, Government and Military Personnel




For reservations and other information, please call 832-3704 / 832-3706 / 891-9999 or e-mail